The group took the first prize ‘Innovative Collaboration’ category at the annual Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Awards ceremony on Thursday 5 February 2015, recognising their efforts to developing innovative infrastructure and collaborations at the South Glasgow University Hospital.

The collaboration has resulted in:

  • a £30m purpose-built building, incorporating an Innovation Facility which will accommodate the pan-Scotland Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (the £20M collaboration between the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, NHS Scotland, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Aridhia Informatics) together with incubator units for industry;
  • a £5m state-of-the-art Clinical Research Facility for precision medicine clinical trials;
  • a £28m Imaging Centre for Excellence, incorporating the UK’s first 7 Tesla MRI scanner on a clinical site and collaboration space for industry.

Opening in 2015, the hospital campus located in Govan to the South of the city will be one of the largest in Europe, with maternity, paediatric and adult services on a single site.


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